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Disney issued the following press release last night, officially announcing that J.J. Abrams will be directing the Star Wars sequel off a script by Michael Arndt, with Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan consulting. You can read the press release below, and here's the original story. Also, sound off in our discussion post: Are You For or Against J.J. Abrams Directing 'Star Wars Episode VII'? J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay.   “It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading...

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